Decatur Central High School

  • Decatur Central High School serves 1,880 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 26% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 54%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 51% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 62%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Decatur Central High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Indiana state level of 17:1.

School Overview

  • Decatur Central High School's student population of 1,880 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 96 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,880 students
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Total Classroom Teachers96 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Decatur Central High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,762 schools in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Decatur Central High School is 0.48, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IN)
Overall Testing Rank#1523 out of 1762 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
54%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:117:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
11%
12%
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Black
12%
12%
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White
73%
69%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score0.480.51
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Graduation Rate
91%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameM S D Decatur Township School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

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